Thursday 25 August 2016

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders


Atlas Obscura is the book to inspire wanderlust (and wonderlust). Beautifully bound in a red debossed case cover with gold foil, this compellingly written, scrupulously researched compendium is a must for the adventurous and curious. Filled with over 700 entries from around the world and embellished with rich colour illustrations, charts, photographs and maps, Atlas Obscura is an object as desirable as the places described within.

Atlas Obscura is the ultimate compilation of the world’s best hidden marvels the Atlas Obscura community has unearthed. Carefully curated, every page of Atlas Obscura: An Explorers Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders paints a rich panorama of what a marvellously strange world we live in.

Entries include:
▪ A fire that’s been burning in the desert for 40 years
▪ A temple to the souls of insects that died for science
▪ A museum dedicated to art made from human hair
▪ Self-mummifying monks of Japan
▪ Pablo Escobar’s Hippos
▪ A bust of Lenin in Antarctica.

Every entry includes a detailed description and GPS coordinate; but some hidden wonders are so out of the way, so treacherously situated, or so deep beneath the surface, that few of even the most intrepid explorers will ever be able to visit. Readers will love to stumble across somewhere that they discovered and marvelled at, or explore a nearby hidden gem they never knew existed.

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders is to experience wanderlust; amazing sights and unusual treasures behind every corner - if you just know where to look.

by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton


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